You can use a variety of different building materials. Some are better than others. You can build your life with a variety of different things like pleasure, possession or power. But the best way to build is with wisdom. The wise build on Christ.
Envy takes us down the wrong path. It can cause us to want what people who do evil things want. If we start to hang out with them we will become like them. That is not good! Don’t envy evil, seek to do good.
The government requies that warning labels be put on too many things. If you are like me you ignore them completely. Proverbs warns against the danger of drinking too much. Alcohol can take control of your life. Alcoholism can destroy your life. So God warns us. But He can also help us overcome addictions. So pay attention to God’s warning and turn to Him for the help you need.
You can’t go a single day without hearing a Pure Michigan add if you live in this state. You can’t go a single day without seeing or hearing something to get you to give up a pure heart for “pure” sexual pleasure. But that is not pure and the pleasure doesn’t last. God can help us live according to His plan being pure in heart and faithful to our spouse. Purity trumps promiscuity every time!
Good parents are a gift from God. They teach their children to know and follow th Lord. They hand on their wisdom to their children and invest their time and energy into raising them. Children who listen, who grow in wisdom and who honor the Lord bring joy to their parents.
Too many people think the Christian faith is against enjoying life. God wants us to have a good, an abudant life. So He tells us to practice moderation. Don’t eat or drink or sleeping to much. Don’t let these things control your life. In other words, take good care of the life God gives you.
Fathers should be an example for their children to follow. We should be men of honor and integrity. We should also be models of forgiveness, asking for forgiveness and forgiving others. Dads, love your children and teach then to know and love Jesus. After all God loves us and made each one of us very special to Him. Happy Father’s Day.
The character of the people we spend time with matters. So don’t waste time with greedy or stingy people who will make you so anxious you get sick to your stomach. They are hard pills to swallow. And don’t waste your time with fools who don’t care what you have to say. Be a person of character who is helpful and generous and listens to good advice.
You can literally kill yourself by working too much in the persute of wealth. Proverbs says know when to quit. What good is wealth if the persute of it can cost you your health, relationships or even your soul? Possessions are temporary. God’s love last forever. Jesus said seek God’s kingdom first.
We look for advice to tell us what we should do. Sometimes the best advice tells what we should not do. Don’t cosign on another person’s debt if you are not ready to pay it back for them. Don’t cheat people by claiming to own something that belongs to them. That never turns out well. Don’t ignore God and His Word. Our lives are messed up without them.